Twitter has suspended President Trump from its platform, the company said Friday evening.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.”
Shortly after the ban, Trump attempted to tweet using his official government account, @POTUS. But Twitter deleted the tweets within 10 minutes.
His message, before it was deleted, cryptically suggested that he will “have a big announcement soon” and that he was looking “at the possibilities of building out our own platform.” Trump is currently deplatformed from most social media.
Trump then tried to use his official campaign account, @TeamTrump, but Twitter quickly suspended the account.
Try War Room now. I bet it will work.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) January 9, 2021
Twitter confirmed that it permanently suspended @TeamTrump in a statement to The Verge.
Trump also got the account of a staffer suspended.
The Trump campaign digital director Gary Coby just had his account suspended by Twitter after he changed his Twitter name to "Donald Trump" and tweeted from his account. pic.twitter.com/mA4hyYZT9M
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 9, 2021